The company is making free kits available to current Orbiter owners and is now shipping its Speed Rings with rotational stops installed.
Chimera Lighting has announced the availability of free Arri Orbiter Ring Rotation Stop Kits, and the company is now shipping Orbiter Speed Rings with rotation stops installed.
Current owners of Orbiter Speed Rings can request the free kits here. They comprise two Stop brackets, a hex key and necessary screws for installation.
The QLM mount on the Arri Orbiter facilitates the mounting of optical accessories to the fixture. Chimera’s uses its outer metal Speed Rings, combined with a specially designed inner ring retained by socket-head screws and washers which is then attached to the QLM mount. When assembled, the socket head screws are tightened to prevent rotation. A hex key is included with each Speed Ring to allow the user to adjust tightness and allow rotation of the inner ring.
When the socket-head screws are loosened, rotation can be easy, and some users have observed that it becomes more difficult to detach the QLM from the fixture due to the continuous rotation of the ring. As a result, Chimera has developed the parts kit to limit rotation. New Orbiter Speed Rings now feature rotation stops that prevent inner-ring rotation of more than 270 degrees.